March 23, 2023

What’s Your Favorite Meal in NoMi?

March 18, 2023

Northern Express is gearing up for our Spring Restaurant Guide, and that means it’s time to feature five more amazing local dishes in our 2023 edition of Northern Michigan’s Most Iconic Eats. Each year, we gather recommendations from foodies and readers about the best eats in the area. We’ve covered the White Cheddar Ale Soup at North Peak, the Petaled Brussels Sprouts at Corner Bistro, the Dry Aged Tomahawk Ribeye at Vernales, the Chubby Mary at The Cove, and the Chicken Pot Pie at amical—just to name a few. Where should we go next, and what should we eat? Tell us about the best meal in your town by dropping us a line at info [at] northernexpress [dot] com. We’ll be taking recommendations through April 1 for restaurants in our 13-county coverage area: Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Benzie, Antrim, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Kalkaska, Crawford, Antrim, Otsego, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Cheboygan. Bon appétit!


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